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Episode 1.7: New Treatments, New Mistakes, New Ideas, is fully baked and available at HealthReform 2.0, www.hr-20.com. Our journey through healthcare’s history is almost complete. Thanks to all who have sent us e-mails with suggestions and the questions you want answered. We will be moving on to these topics, and many more, after the history series is complete.
In this episode we talk about the events of the Great Depression, and World War II. We discuss how these events and the resulting policies and legislation formulated the way our current healthcare system looks today and how many of these, then temporary, fixes now are one of the many reasons the government can’t fix our system today.